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The city of Lehi will not ban fireworks completely, creates restricted areas

Jun 30, 2021, 8:54 PM
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Cities around the state have recently announced fireworks restrictions. [Photo Credit: Canva Images]

LEHI, UTAH — Many cities in Utah decided to ban fireworks due to the drought conditions, Lehi is the latest. Lehi will not ban fireworks completely for the holidays but has expanded the area where fireworks are banned in the city.

“Restricted areas will include all areas North of Timpanogos Highway, West of the Jordan River, South of Pioneer Crossing, and an expanded area in the Dry Creek area,” the Lehi Fire Department wrote on Facebook. 

City officials also announced that they’ve opened four parks where personal fireworks can be lit Saturday and Sunday from 9pm to Midnight.

“Olympic Park, Sage Vista Park, Veterans Ball Park, and the Lehi Sports Complex,” the post said. “Lehi Fire Department will maintain a crew at each of the four parks to help ensure fire safety.”

At a press conference Monday, city officials said enforcement of the restricted firework areas will be strict.
 
“We are going to be out heavy this year to do enforcement.” Lehi Fire Chief Jeremy Craft said. “Our police department has put extra patrol on. We’re going to double our staffing for those days.”
 
Craft said if you’re caught lighting fireworks in a restricted area, you could be fined up to a $1,000. 
 
Officials also reiterated a message coming from many state leaders, this year might be the year to head to a professional show. 
 
“This would be a really good year to just put the personal fireworks away.” Craft said. 
 

 

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The city of Lehi will not ban fireworks completely, creates restricted areas